Ceramic Object "Pears green", (medium version)

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Ceramic + wood| Unique handmade| Size 27 x 29 cm | Weight approx. 1 kg

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Ceramic Object "Pears green", (medium version)

Fruit made from the finest ceramics from the North Brazil.

The fruit of the Brazilian designer Selma Calheira do not only follow the natural shapes of oranges, apples or plums, they are useful as well. Of course not in the sence of vitamins, as these fruit are prepared from ceramics, they are useful in literary sence. They appear in course of the social project in Bahia initiated by the artist. The project is aimed to support the disadvantaged people of the North Brazil and to educate talented handworkers into professional ceramists. Preparing the products after the sketches by Calheira, they receive the possibily to earn their living.

Their ceramic fruits, made after nature are prepared by hand and can be presented individually, in groups, in a bowl or as sculptures. The brown stalks are made of wood present a good contrast to ceramics. Each piece is unique.

Ceramic Object "Green pears ": medium version. Size 27 x 29 cm. Weight approx. 1 kg.

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Directions of contemporary art, in which objects are exhibited as themselves and used for artistic composition.

Object art was a means of expression of Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, and in the course of their development to the present day had spawned various presentation techniques.

Ceramic product made from kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing. Figural representations are cast. Complex molds have to be cast in sections and then "applied". After molding, the pieces are dried and "burnt" at about 900 °C. After that, the glaze is applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In major manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand with each color separately and has to be burned in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.

The porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe in the 16th century. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen in 1710.

Other famous European porcelain factories are Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with the porcelain brands that serve to identify their origin.

Related links:
Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art
Lladró

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

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